Keywords in Adobe Lightroom are a useful way to add specific descriptors to images to help better organise your photo Library. Keywords are also an important way to describe key elements of a photograph. It’s important to take the time to assign keywords to all images within your catalogue. It helps make sorting and filtering photographs much easier and creates a much more productive workflow for you as a photographer.
Tips for applying Keywords in Lightroom
First, make sure that you’re in the Library module of Adobe Lightroom. Here you can see the whole catalogue of photographs that you have stored on your system.
Navigate to the Painter tool located in the bottom of your window. Once clicked the options will change. Now click the drop-down next to Paint and select the Keywords setting. After this type in the Keyword you want to label your photographs with. You can use anything that you think will help better arrange your library and give you quicker access to that group of photos. For example, labelling them ‘Beach’ or ‘Sky’. You can label images with as many Keywords as you like to help create more specificity within your photographs.
Once you have decided on a Keyword simply use your mouse to click on the images you want to be labelled. To speed things up even further, you can hold down the Left Click on your mouse and drag the selection across multiple photographs at once.